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Men’s basketball to battle for top slot against Ball State

By Krystal Ward | March 3, 2016
Senior guard Travon Baker moves the ball up the court on Jan. 22.
Sophomore center Andrew Zelis attempts a shot from inside the paint. The Huskies dominated Western Michigan, despite a late surge from the opposition, to win 76-67 on Saturday.

Men’s basketball looks to stop road woes

By Krystal Ward | February 29, 2016

Men’s basketball (19-10, 8-8 MAC) will hit the road for the final time this regular season when it takes on Eastern Michigan University (15-14, 7-9 MAC) with a chance at 20 wins.NIU has not fared well on the road this season, posting a 3-9 record away...

Basketball continues quest for 20 wins

By Krystal Ward | February 18, 2016

Men’s basketball (18-8, 7-6 MAC) will play its third to last road game Friday when it takes on Ball State University (17-9, 8-5 MAC) in the first of two meetings between the teams this season.The Huskies and Cardinals last met on March 6, when NIU grinded...

Junior guard Aaric Armstead drives around the key in Saturdays game against the University of Akron. The Huskies beat the Zips 80-79.

Basketball breaks streak with late win

By Krystal Ward | February 15, 2016

Men’s basketball (17-8, 6-6 MAC) drew its biggest crowd of the season Saturday, snapping its five-game losing streak in a thrilling 80-79 victory against the University of Akron (20-5, 9-3 MAC) at the Convocation Center.Junior guard Aaric Armstead was...

Aaric Armstead, a junior guard, drives to the rim. Armstead scored 12 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to aid the Huskies in a defensive win over Toledo 58-49.

New test ahead for men’s basketball against Miami

By Krystal Ward | January 28, 2016

Men’s basketball (16-4, 5-2 MAC) will look to keep its hot streak going as it travels to take on MAC-rival Miami (OH) (6-14, 0-7 MAC) in Oxford, Ohio on Saturday.The two teams last met on Feb. 5 and NIU went on an 8-0 run with two minutes left to win...

Mens basketball set to defend home streak

Men’s basketball set to defend home streak

By Krystal Ward | January 21, 2016
Freshman guard Marshawn Wilson rises for a layup during Tuesday’s game against Central Michigan. Wilson scored 7 points on 3-7 shooting in the game, helping to lead the Huskies to a comeback victory over the Chippewas. The Huskies will play Toledo at 5:30 p.m. tonight at the Convocation Center.

Basketball looks to keep home winning streak

By Krystal Ward | January 19, 2016

Men’s basketball (14-3, 3-1 MAC) will look to remain perfect at home as it takes on Central Michigan (9-7, 2-1 MAC) in a conference matchup.The Huskies are currently the No. 1 scoring defense in the MAC and the Chippewas are the No. 3 scoring offense...

Men’s basketball wins double overtime thriller against Panthers

By Krystal Ward | December 20, 2015

Men’s basketball (8-2, 0-0 MAC) rose victorious on Saturday after a double overtime battle against Florida International (4-7).The Huskies had early trouble getting set on offense and let the Panthers hit some easy baskets. FIU jumped out to an early...

Aaric Armstead, junior guard, moves through traffic during the Huskies game against Eureka. Huskies go on to win 100-52 on Saturday afternoon.

Men’s basketball remains perfect

By Krystal Ward | November 30, 2015

Men’s basketball (6-0, 0-0 MAC) continued its hot start last weekend, defeating Indiana University Northwest and Idaho (4-3) to push its winning streak to six games to start the season.Indiana University NorthwestThe Redhawks played a physical game...

Men’s basketball improves to 5-0

By Krystal Ward | November 27, 2015

Men’s basketball (5-0, 0-0 MAC) continued its hot start to the season with an 87-55 win over Indiana Northwest (3-4) on Wednesday night.The Redhawks played a physical game with NIU, attacking the Huskies whenever they attempted to attack the paint....

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies inch toward brighter future

By Steve Shonder | March 16, 2015

Injuries and inconsistent play were the biggest factors in men’s basketball’s season going awry, but a strong foundation for next season is present.The Huskies ended the regular season playing their best basketball of the year — the blowout loss...

Jordan Threloff, mens basketball redshirt senior center, shoots a free throw Saturday in the game against the Central Michigan Chippewas at the Convocation Center.

NIU men’s basketball: Full-circle journey for Jordan Threloff

By Steve Shonder | March 5, 2015

Jordan Threloff, men’s basketball redshirt senior center, took the floor Tuesday for what will likely be the last time in his hometown of DeKalb, putting him at the end of a journey that has taken him through two schools and sent him overseas to Europe.“It’s...

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